Tuesday, January 12, 2016
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Houston Rockets travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 19-19 and a road record of 7-10. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.4 as they are averaging 103.9 points per game while giving up 105.4 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 21-18 and a home record of 13-6. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 96 points per game and surrendering 98.5, good for a point differential of -2.6.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 28.1 points per game while playing 37.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 14.1 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 11.9 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 52%.
Marc Gasol averages 15.7 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Mike Conley averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Houston averages 103.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 16.8 per game. The Rockets allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Memphis averages 96 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 4th with 13.4 per game. The Grizzlies allow 98.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 15-23-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 18-18-2 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 18-20-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 17-21-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
01/11/16 F Donatas Motiejunas Back "?" Tuesday vs. Memphis
01/11/16 PG Ty Lawson Suspension expected to miss Tuesday vs. Memphis
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/16/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out another 6-8 weeks
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
01/11/16 G Courtney Lee Hip "?" Tuesday vs. Houston
01/11/16 PG Mike Conley Achilles "?" Tuesday vs. Houston
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks